Jamie’s Ministry of Food returning to Joondalup in March


Jamie’s Ministry of Food returns to ECU Joondalup in March.
Jamie’s Ministry of Food returns to ECU Joondalup in March.

THE Jamie Oliver-inspired mobile kitchen will return to Joondalup for a third series of cooking classes this March.

The Good Foundation will run the Jamie’s Ministry of Food WA program at ECU Joondalup for seven weeks from March 2.

The program teaches Jamie’s hints, tips and basic home cooking skills in an effort to encourage people to cook from scratch with fresh food.

ECU Deputy Vice-Chancellor Cobie Rudd said health science, education, nutrition and dietetics students worked as interns in the mobile kitchen.

“The internship provides each student with a unique integrated learning experience through a focus on healthy eating, positive mental health and social inclusion,” she said.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food trainers Marie, Lexi, Alex and Kat.

Professor Rudd said 45 ECU health students had interned gaining more than 1200 hours experience with the program since April 2016.

Student Krystal Kotkis was an intern during the kitchen’s first Joondalup location visit and is now a food trainer on it.

“My internship with Jamie’s Ministry of Food made me job-ready,” she said.

“The first class I experienced as an intern included participants from a community group focused on mental health.

“Seeing how proud they were of their cooking, and what they had created, along with watching food literacy and food security theories implemented, solidified what I had learnt in class.

“The real world experience put my text book knowledge into practice and well prepared me for my job as food trainer.”

While in Joondalup, the kitchen will deliver basic cooking classes to people aged 12 years and older.

What: Jamie’s Ministry of Food mobile kitchen
Where: ECU, Deakin Road, Joondalup
When: starts March 2
Cost: $20 per 90-minute session, $15 for students, $10 for concession
Book: www.jamiesministryoffood.com.au

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